Sunday, January 12, 2014

MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY URBAN CORE SWOPE PARK PROTEST REPORT!!!



Yesterday we had a fiery discussion of this subject that's still going strong . . .

Now let's check the Fox4 write-up of the Swope Park protest aftermath:

Urban Core Park Users protest against changes at Swope Park

Deets:

"Pat Clarke, a 3rd District Committeeman, and a group calling themselves Urban Core Park Users are upset at Swope Park’s development path. The group is passionate about their perception of how city officials view children in the inner city.

“There’s nothing for black folks,” said Clarke.

Clarke said the recreational activities in Swope Park are not geared towards the African American community.

“We got soccer villages and everything coming up around us. We got a Frisbee golf across the parking lot, we’ve got a community garden in the center field of a baseball diamond,” said Clarke. “I grew up playing out here.”

This group wants the city to put more emphasis on the sports they grew up playing, to preserve what they had for their children.
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Mr. Clarke does important work in Kansas City's urban core and his words are relevant to a discussion of city resources.

To be fair and cheeky . . .

TKC CONTENTS THAT FRISBEE GOLF IS A GREAT GAME THAT'S OPEN TO PLAYERS OF EVERY DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP!!!

Still . . . The serious aspect of this discussion is that denizens of the urban core don't feel included in recent decisions by the Parks Board and other local decision makers.

Developing . . .

55 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Still not enough stealing, drinking, raping and such, to satisfy the nigger crowd? Oh well, just wait.

Anonymous said...

Maybe add an obstacle course for avoiding being a father and one for running from the law.

Marvin Pontiac said...

Right, because black kids just can't get enough baseball.

Blacks are Professional Victims...it's always someone else's fault.

90% of blacks in the US are just utterly useless eaters and shitheels.

Anonymous said...

Are there no basketball courts? "Sports I grew up playing?" I don't get it. Did he grow up playing handball and there isn't a handball court? This is just a black guy bitching about something free that he wants but he doesn't know what it is. He just wants somebody to give him something, anything, free that he wants.

Anonymous said...

I have figured out why black kids don't play much baseball anymore. Who threw you your first baseball? Think about it... There's your answer.

Anonymous said...

The soccer fields are there for the same reason Bannister Mall began playing country music in the mall speakers. I guess that didn't work so well for them. More tables for "throwin bones!"

Anonymous said...

These people are so helpless. We played basesball everywhere, in vacant lots, backyards, god knows there is enough space in SWOPE FUCKING PARK to play baseball, you need a ball, a bat and gloves.

Pathetic. Helpless morons who we have ceded control of the city and now our country to, by way of laws and stupid white people.

William Rockhill Nelson said...

@8:22. Without using a single racial epithet or foul language you have offered a soul crushing critique that speaks to the real problems in Kansas City.

My hat is off to you Sir for your cruel yet truthful comment.

Good day.

Anonymous said...

n a bold move to show residents, the pathology of violence they encounter and who is perpetrating the crimes, the Omaha Police Officers Association posted a video of a “local black thug” spewing profanity, sexual and violent laced language at a toddler.

Mr. Thug was so proud of his video masterpiece, he posted it on Facebook and his black friends cheered him on.

Liberals and some liberal blacks have expressed disdain for the Omaha police in posting the video, claiming it stereotypes blacks and the man’s behavior is an anomaly. But the opposite is true. In DC where I currently live and witness frequently uneducated blacks calling each other and their children the same sorts of heinous names.

I have never seen white people talk to each other this way, much less their children. While black activists and liberals can try to pretend, we all know hip hop and rap glorify and extol this exact thug culture, using the very same offensive words in their music. So let’s stop pretending.

Truth isn’t politically correct. Facts can be inconvenient to those who want to live in a society which doesn’t offend people. But we need to start offending people with the truth – like the Omaha Police Officers Association did – about what’s keeping blacks as a race economically enslaved to a cycle of poverty and government dependency.

The ugly truth is blacks, who represent a mere 13% of the population, are committing most of the violent crimes in America and 55% of federal prisoners are black. About 54% of all homicides are murders of blacks and according to the Justice Department data from 1980 to 2008, “blacks were six times more likely than whites to be homicide victims and seven times more likely than whites to commit homicide.”

Looks like the face of the thug life is black, not white! And the Omaha police were correct, “soak this in. You are literally watching ‘the cycle’ of violence continue right in front of your eyes.” Police treat the symptoms of the disease, which is the utter destruction of the black family.

In 1964, Democrat Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Assistant Secretary of Labor under President Lyndon B. Johnson, observed in his report The Negro Family: the Case for National Action, “the family structure of lower class Negroes is highly unstable , and in many urban centers is approaching complete breakdown.” At the time about 24% of black babies were born to single mothers compared to 3% of whites.

Moynihan further observed, “The steady expansion of this welfare program, as of public assistance programs in general, can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the negro family structure over the past generation.” And things have only gotten worse for blacks since.

When 72% of black babies today are born into fatherless homes, they have no example of loving parents to emulate. These children born to mothers without husbands generally don’t graduate from high school and turn to a life of crime—thuggery. Growing up being called repugnant names that any mannered human being wouldn’t call their pets much less their children, these children grow up into thugs and repeat the cycle.

As the Omaha police noted, this pathology is “a powerful cycle the police alone can’t stop” in Omaha or any other city. It’s time our country reform it’s welfare policies and stop rewarding women with housing, food and money for having babies without fathers and start punishing the men who impregnate them.

Anonymous said...

I thought Pat Clark was put on the KCPD payroll to help the cops work with east side residents.
Is this how he spends his time?

3rd said...

He represents the people. This is what the people want. It seems like you people don't really respect our residents.

Anonymous said...

Did any black folk protest against the knock out game this weekend? I bet not.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/367903/white-ghetto-kevin-d-williamson said...

9:30

Hell no they didn't. Chceck out the White Poor and contrast criminal activity from poor whites with blacks.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/367903/white-ghetto-kevin-d-williamson

The entitled expect special treatment and violence is the tool of enforcement.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, do not refer to them as niggers, because you might offend them. Instead, let's pay them, turn them loose and in all respects, give them license to do as they please, especially at our expense. Well, I have had it with niggers and will give them nothing. Not even a friendly nod or a half-smile. Just know that some of us indeed do carry legal weapons and given a chance or a reason, will use them. Fucking niggers.

Anonymous said...

8:22 - Brilliant and so very sad. The great Buck O'Neil's passion for the NLBM was two-fold. Yes, he wanted to preserve the stories and efforts of great players who had gone unnoticed, but more than that he was concerned that black kids were not being exposed to the joy that is baseball.

His dream was not a dusty legacy of memories but a place that inspired kids in the core to take up the game and know the joy that he felt every time he put on a glove. But as 8:22 so insightfully points out, someone has to throw the first pitch.

Anonymous said...

"Whole continents of black people play soccer"

Anonymous said...

959....there is something IN-BETWEEN blatant, one label racism and pandering social liberalism. Some of us fall into that middle.

When you hillbilly race baiters sprew your crap, you undermine what could be understanding.

Now, get outside and get those blocks balanced on your trailer. OR, run for office in a public way and convince the rest of us how insightful you are.

I will vote for you simply because you showed some balls.

Carl, Mission Hills said...

All this crap yesterday was is more smoke and mirrors to avoid the real issue. Nobody is stopping one black person from playing any sport they want but the black people themselves. So go fucking cry and whine about something else because your excuse again Mr. Clarke stinks worse than a bean burrito fart.

Anonymous said...

There is enough open space at Swope Park to have a spear-chucking field. Would that satisfy the blacks?

Anonymous said...

Hey, they are all invited to attend the Osmond Brothers reunion concert at Starlight this summer.........

Gravedigger said...

Put in a Monster Truck mud pit down in the creek. Stack up the spooks and let'em have some fun.....

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm not getting this one. I like and respect Pat Clarke and we used to live in the third... Is Swope in the third or the fifth? Anyway. We are a black family, all of my children have played soccer at some point, as well as basketball, football, even hockey. No, we haven't done baseball, our children just weren't that interested after t-ball... We also use the park to fly kites and model airplanes. Of course we go to the zoo, go to the nature center once a year, hike the trails, even go to the pool in the summer. So are there no baseball diamonds at the park anymore? If so, I agree, we need to keep a couple open for the sake of those kids who do play the sport, as well as basketball courts etc... Is that the issue here Mr. Clarke? I guess I am neededing more info, but I have to disagree when he says there is nothing for black families to do there, we even go to Starlight a couple times a season, went to the Universoul circus there and always attend the ethnic festival. I'm kinda lost on this one Pat.

Anonymous said...

Wow 1:11 nice job

Anonymous said...

1:11, very well said.

Rather than hold a rally, Pat, how about gathering some signatures of families interested in playing baseball or softball (girls play, too, you know). Submit this info to the Parks Department. If there is a demand, Parks will try to fill that demand.

In Tiffany Hills Park, baseball and softball leagues fill the ball fields non-stop. Tiffany Hills is in a predominantly white area.

It's not a black thing or a white thing. It's a communication thing. Quit acting like a victim who is owed something and put your efforts into positive steps toward making something good happen.

Anonymous said...

Did you catch the part about violence in the above white ghetto link? The sheriff points out there isn't much. That is the difference between white and black people right there. Blacks always argue the hood is violent because they are poor. That simply isn't true. They are violent because they are inhabited by black people. Residents of Appalachia are the poorest of the poor. There's tons of welfare, illiteracy, drugs, and non-violent crime. If two black families lived across the street from each other in Mission Hills they would shoot each other. Wanton violence is a hallmark of black people.

Anonymous said...

2:31 + 1

Byron Funkhouser said...

Major League Baseball has noted the decline in the numbers of black baseball players. They believe that it is the direct result of lack of available diamonds in the inner city.

baseballs are white.....thats racist said...

Well Byron for those of us who live in this city we know there isn't a lack of baseball diamonds, b ball courts, tennis courts, soccer fields etc. Many of which are in the inner city. The decline in black participation in baseball can be attributed to the dull, non thug vibe in baseball. Thanks for playing.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Byron but that's BS. Anywhere there is an open area where a ball can be thrown, fielded, and hit can be a baseball field. Now, an organized field with coaches and such, then no. But to say kids have nowhere to play is ridiculous. And don't forget, baseball used to tell us there wasn't a steroid problem in baseball either. It is self-serving for them to invest in the inner-city because they are losing athletes to football and basketball. The city is littered with abandoned fields because they weren't used. And what happened to the fields that got refurbished on 22nd & Brooklyn? Are they being used or are they destroyed already?

Code White said...

2:31 excellent.....well spoken +1

Fucking niggers.....

Anonymous said...

Tony I am so god damn tired of seeing Byron Funkhouser’s shit on these posts all the time. He is ruining your site. He is not from around here and adds nothing to this local blog. His insight is hateful as a rule and does not reflect the views of people or events of Kansas City. He has gotten to the point he only posts to incite and anger people for his own benefit.

Anonymous said...

Tony sing this to the "La Cucaracha" Tune-

My name is Paco
I eat a taco
I make a dollar everyday.
I go to miss Lucy
She give me some pussy.
She take my dollar away hey!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but as a frequent reader I disagree. He makes relevant comments until someone starts attacking him. Besides, if this is the "last free speech zone" tkc can't ban him. At least he doesn't make racist or gross comments about Tony's mom or any other woman or person of color mentioned on here. I take Byron over most of you any day. I've suggested he start posting anonymously, then who will you sorry ass excuse for grown men have to bully?

Anonymous said...

5:54, as one who doesn't bully Byron, or anyone, but has watched the comments, I have to disagree with you, Byron does not make gross comments, true, but he has made racist comments, they are just against whites. And yes, you can be discriminatory against whites. People also resent someone who is not from here and knows little about our city acting like a know it all. Lastly, Byron appears to use his disability as an excuse to be completely government dependent, which is his decision, and not his condition or situation. When people act antagonistically, they will be treated accordingly.

Anonymous said...

Start by not having baby momma's or baby daddy's. Start raising your kids and join regular society. It's not our fault your daddy is a loser who doesn't give a shit about you. It's your mom's fault for being a ho.

Anonymous said...

5:54 I want to buy you a chicken dinner. WINNER!

Anonymous said...

Why? So they can tear up and ruin any improvement s? That's just throwing money down the drain.

Anonymous said...

I'm white, and because someone may discuss white privilege on the blog doesn't make them "racist" lol racist, because they stand up for minorities, ok... Besides, real "racism" is based on power. Who has the power in our country? Certainly not people of color. But you make my point when you talk about his disability, or not... I don't know, don't care. It's really not my business, nor is it yours. And don't give me that "I'm a tax payer so it makes it my business" bull hockey. With the billions of dollars wasted in this country, at every level of government lil old Byron isn't even making a teardrop of difference in fiscal waste, if in fact it's waste. If the man been found disabled by the government, who am I to say otherwise? If you think reading Byron's comments are frustrating, imagine how the rest of us feel when it becomes the pick on Byron blog with literally dozens of comments off topic completely dedicated to picking a fight with Byron. Lastly, if you don't like Byron or his comments you can always stop coming here.

Anonymous said...

7:11 I'm a tax payer and ANY waste, fraud etc. is and I will make it my business.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 7:32

Anonymous said...

Yes, your business... SO outraged that you attack a man who may or may not be disabled on a blog and do so anonymously. Make it your business to the point you've taken whatever evidence of fraud you have and contacted the appropriate agencies I'm sure, right? You have done that haven't you? If not, then I suggest you are aiding Byron in his fraud. Give me a break. You are a bunch of bullies and Byron is an easy target. If you have proof he is committing fraud, turn him in. Otherwise, shut it. We're all tired of hearing you all whining about Byron, his disability and chess rankings.

nigger PLEASE!!!! said...

a nigger lovin Byron fan faggot spewing his stupidity. fuck off shitheel.

Anonymous said...

The inner-city is so dangerous in some places. Look at some of the neighborhoods in K.C.M.O. If the crime problem continues some of the population will be forced to move even farther away.

Anonymous said...

8:19 how do you know we have not done just that?

Anonymous said...

Yeah 8:19. Did we strike a nerve? Hit close to home?
Notice you posted anonymously also. " We're all" tired of Byron. SO THERE! Pffft

Byron Funkhouser said...

Thanks to all of you who spoke up for me. I am humbled & grateful. For my part, I will no longer respond to the haters. They can move on & get lives of their own. I will not respond to anyone who is insulting, condescending or discourteous. I will confine my comments to the post & only debate intelligent people who have something intelligent to say.

I usually spend the evening hours watching television with my wife. I am criticized if I spend a lot of time here, & then criticized if I don't.

My disability is no one's business. I was declared disabled by an administrative judge after he heard testimony from a doctor & the government's own employment specialist. End of story. If you want to pretend that I'm doing something dishonest or unethical by being on disability, that is your fantasy & I will no longer debate the 'issue'.

Divide the number of people who paid federal income taxes last year, by the amount I receive & each person's share of the 'tax burden' is $1.26.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Yes, 7:11

Real racism is about power & privilege (just as rape isn't about sex, but power.) "Reverse racism" is a myth.

Anonymous said...

WAAAAAAAAAA, MELTDOWN!

Anonymous said...

My daddy raped my wife says the loser Byron. But I didn't do anything about it I am such a loser. But if it is some kid I don't know then I want his balls cut off and see that he is thrown in jail for many many years. Wa wa wa wa the mean people pick on me wa wa wa wa.

Simple fact is we don't care what your doctor made a court believe, if you can sit with the wife watch TV and play chess on line and surf all the blogs on line making racist comment all over then you could hold down some sort of a job. And that is what pisses people off about you asshole. We all know how the courts can be scammed when it comes to SS and you are a scam artist no doubt.

Anonymous said...

I had 3-4 guys(20's) work for me a few years back. Payday came and I handed them paychecks. They said "we need cash, we are on disability"… These scam artist's found some DR.? to declare them schizoprenic. They got checks. And fired!

Anonymous said...

Fuck Buck O'Neill and all the rest of these whiney-assed niggers. Feed em fish heads!

Lou said...

I am champion chess player
I think I'm smarter than most people
I'm in the upper 2%
I reform prostitutes
I hate white people
I'm not a racist
I'm 2 meters tall
I watch tv with my disabled wife
I'm disabled
My father was an animal
My mother was bat shit crazy
My brother doesn't like me
I I I
ME ME ME
MY MY MY
Bryon what a sad sack of shit you are.

Anonymous said...

5:54 fuck you and go suck Byron's cock if you can find it !

Anonymous said...

This is the most ignorant protest to-date. There should be a protest over lack of education among the population born in the 1940-1960.

Anonymous said...

I am a disc golfer who frequents Swope Park. I suggest the Urban core partner with the Kansas city flying disc club and start an initiative to teach inner city youth how to play disc golf. It is not a segregated sport and it is enjoyed by many. I know the club would welcome any and all to learn, especially it's courses neighbors.
www.kcfdc.org